Maria Simonson's Profile
Welcome to Cloudberry & Moss!
I grew up on the Swedish west coast in a little house by a fjord, surrounded by forest.
I draw a lot of my inspiration form the times I spent as a child studying nature with a sense of wonder and magic. The name of this shop is Cloudberry & Moss, and I chose that name partly as a tribute to the transcendental and mystical qualities of the dark Scandinavian forests.
I've always had a thing for minerals. There was an old mine on our properly where I grew up. I think they were mining for feldspar there a long time ago. I used to go there and look for garnet. I would sit for hours trying to get those little facetted nuggets out of the granite and feldspar, and I rarely got a whole piece out, but the prospect of one day finding the perfect piece kept me going.
I now live and work…
- Joined January 24, 2011